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Honoring YOU

Updated: Oct 21, 2021

"It has been said that Honor is one of the utmost gifts that we can give to those we love, but yet I wonder why we struggle to offer this gift to ourselves."
~Jeanice Sherai

Honor is defined by Google as a way to show high respect or esteem to others.

We hear it often on court shows and in court rooms when speaking to the Judge, "Yes, your Honor."

We have been taught that we must always honor God.

We have been taught to honor and respect our elders and those we love.


Honor has been a theme that has shown up in each of our lives in some way, even if it's completely different from the ways I've mentioned.

We must honor others, I completely agree.

God deserves our ultimate honor, I am in total and complete agreement.

We must honor and respect our elders, I agree completely.

Honor is truly a gift that should be rightly given. There are no arguments from me there.

Yet, when we look at our current life in this present moment, are we struggling with the ability to show honor to ourselves?

Yes, we are to be love, to be light, and honor one another above ourselves (Romans 12:10), but does that discount the honor that we too deserve to be given?

I dare to say that although we are to be there for others and honor them above ourselves, that scripture was never intended to teach us to ignore our personal needs completely.

Honoring YOU, is just as important as the honor we are to show others.

One of my favorite quotes says, "You cannot pour from an empty cup."

That quote could not be more true.

Our mental health is so important as we reach out to help others.

God created each of us for a reason, we cannot be used for that reason and purpose if we do not take time to Honor HIS creation.


In what ways are you currently showing the very being that God created, Honor?


Life has a way of teaching us to honor everyone, but ourselves. We have been taught to show up for everyone, while ignoring what our mind, body, and spirit is constantly and presently screaming out to us.

When is the last time you stopped and listened?

No, truly, stopped and said my body, my mind, and my spirit is speaking and then... truly listened?

Will you join me in taking time in this present moment to do that very thing?

Will you join me in taking time to honor you?

What are you saying? What do you need?

"The art of honoring ourselves can seem almost as if it is a burden, an embarrassing burden at that."
~ Jeanice Sherai

We believe that we owe the world and others around us so much, but yet when it comes to ourselves, we most times treat our beings as though it can wait?

Can it wait?

When it comes to the honor that we owe ourselves... the world, the race and the speed of the world has taught us that we don't truly deserve it.

We become embarrassed to serve ourselves anything more than the lack and left overs remaining from what we've handed others.

We deserve so much more, though, so much more.

We use so many excuses as to why we ignore our mind, body, and spirit when it is speaking loudly to us.

I'm an entrepreneur, if I stop, the business stops.

I'm a mom, if I stop, who will take care of the kids.

I'm the only worker in my home, if I stop, who will pay the bills?

I'm a wife, if I stop, how will I fulfill the needs of my home?

I've made all these plans, if I cancel, what will they think?

If your excuse isn't above, still take time to acknowledge the one that you frequently use.